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Special agent arrests Rhinelander man suspected of planning underage sex encounterSubmitted: 03/19/2019
Special agent arrests Rhinelander man suspected of planning underage sex encounter
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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lkimble@wjfw.com

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander man could face prison time after police arrested him in an online underage sex sting.  Oneida County prosecutors charged Adam Van Roy with three felonies on Monday.

A Wisconsin Department of Justice Special Agent working with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office posed as a 19-year-old woman named 'Julia G' on several social media applications March 13-15.  Van Roy, 36, started talking with 'Julia' during that time.  

'Julia' soon told Van Roy she was actually only 15 years old.

The agent's notes show Van Roy asked 'Julia' for pictures, including nude images, and asked her "what do you like in the bedroom?"


'Julia' asked Van Roy if he had condoms and marijuana. The two agreed to meet in Rhinelander to have sex in a car.

March 15, Van Roy showed up at a prearranged location behind Brown Street businesses in Rhinelander. The special agent was waiting for Van Roy and arrested him.

Van Roy had condoms and a vaporizer with marijuana with him.

The complaint says Van Roy admitted he thought 'Julia' was a 15-year-old girl and brought the condoms from home in case she wanted to have sex. The agent asked if Van Roy wanted to write 'Julia' an apology letter, to which he said he did.

Van Roy is charged with attempted sexual assault of a child, attempted child enticement, and solicit intimate representation from a minor felonies.  He faces a combined 48 1/2 years in prison if convicted.

Van Roy is free on a $10,000 signature bond and is due back in court March 25.


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